Kumar Sangakkara retires August 19, 2015

Full coverage of Kumar Sangakkara's retirement

ESPNcricinfo staff

Kumar Sangakkara confirmed on June 2015 that he would call time on his 15-year international career after the Colombo Test against India. Sangakkara, who had originally planned to retire after the World Cup, agreed to playing on till the conclusion of the second Test of the India series following discussions with the previous selection committee. There had been calls, from within Sri Lanka's sporting and political establishments, for Sangakkara to extend his career by another year, but he declined those requests.


August 24
Ugra - The emotional final lap of a 15-year journey
News - Sangakkara's farewell speech
News - 'Kumar and Mahela were driven by healthy rivalry' - Moody
Press conference - 'When the Indian players shook hands it hit me' - Sangakkara
Yehali Sangakkara interview - Five-page letters and the Sanga steak

August 23
Fernando - What's a final fizzle against a career of fireworks?

August 20
Rahul Dravid - 'There was not a lot you could throw at him'
Numbers Game - A colossus who ticked all boxes

August 19
Fernando: Sangakkara, putting runs where his mouth once was
Nicholas - Made in Sri Lanka, adaptable everywhere
Ten best innings - Hobart heroics, Durban dominance and a never-ending partnership
Chopra - Sangakkara: a mix of modern and orthodox
Video - 'There are two sides to Sangakkara'

August 18
Gallery - A shaky start, a strong finish
Arnold - 'Kumar wanted to be involved in everything'
Naqvi - What Sanga means to me
Tributes - 'Would pick Sangakkara to bat for my life'
Interview - 'He's the worst reverse-sweeper I've ever seen' - Jayawardene
Tributes - 'Hope it's not the end of Sangakkara's contributions to cricket'

August 17
News - 'Kumar the most professional cricketer I have seen' - Farbrace

August 12
Poll - Sangakkara voted as Sri Lanka's best

August 11
News - Aggression never about verbals or sledging - Sangakkara
News - Being relieved of keeping was the best thing - Sangakkara

August 3
Fernando - The cult of Sanga

June 27
News - No sense in extending my career for a year - Sangakkara

June 27
News - Sangakkara confirms international retirement